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OPERATING THEATRE

  • Keep all doors to operating theatre closed except as needed for passage of equipment, personnel, patients
  • Store some sutures, extra instruments
  • Minimize number of people allowed to enter
  • Keep room uncluttered, easy to clean
  • Between cases, clean and disinfect table, instruments, surfaces

HAND WASHING

  • Hand washing: the single most important measure for prevention of infection
  • Plain soap and water is effective for removal of visible contaminants
  • Wash with vigorous mechanical action on all hand surfaces for at least 40 seconds; washing above wrists, removing jewellery
  • Nails are areas of greatest contamination
  • Rinse under poured or running water

HOW TO HAND WASH

Module2_01 To effectively reduce the growth of germs on hands, hand washing must last 40–60 s and should be performed by following all of the illustrated steps.

HOW TO HAND RUB

Module2_03 To effectively reduce the growth of germs on hands, hand rubbing must be performed by following all of the illustrated steps. This takes only 20–30 seconds!
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